This discussion keeps coming up on different threads, so I thought I'd make one for it specifically. If there's another thread about this already I couldnt find it, but feel free to link to it and lock this.
Otherwise, this is continued from a heated discussion that arose on the AR8 thread. To read how it started, click here.
The last post on that topic:
I didnt mean to start all this.
I just think it's utterly absurd because - as someone just said - AR is set in England. The characters are English. That is how they talk; that is the words they use. Americans trying to force their own culture on a book that - character and setting wise - has nothing to do with them is irritating and gives them (americans) an attitude as a society that is not at all flattering.
I know it's not a BIG change, between editions - just 'Mum' to 'Mom' and that - but that's sort of the POINT. Its not that big a difference!! WHY BOTHER?? I mean, how on earth do they do the american editon of Skeleton Key, with Alex having to remember to use american words, when he's been calling it 'math' the whole time anyway??!??!
And the happy-happy-Alex-LOVING CIA agents in SK make me LAUGH!!!!!! "Wow Alex! You blew up the boat!" *ROLLS EYES* It doesnt make any sense that way!
Not to mention the Point Blanc - Point Blank thing. What are they saying, that the subtle pun is beyond americans? Someone said they spell the place name Point Blanc in the book anyway - so what the heck is the point changing the title?
And I know they do show british TV shows in america, but it's very much just that - they have their own channel, they are 'British Shows', not just... TV. Like, here... TV is just... TV. British shows, American shows, Australian shows, the odd NZ show, it's all just, on TV. (And if you knew what they did to Life on Mars, you would not be defending it... they DESTROYED it.. made the whole plot go WHACKED... it's a show about a 21c man who finds himself in the 70s and when they remade it he started there and ended up on a spaceship or something... WHAT THE...?!?!?!?)
And the American Revolution was hundreds of years ago. Maintaining that attitude towards the brits nowadays is a bit pathetic. The World is The World - not America and Some Other Places that either Obey Us or Hate Us And Thus Must Be Crushed By Our Culture.
As for America being the world ruler - MAN that makes me angry - who says they have the right to (to quote AH haha) act as international policemen??